Nintendo Suing Another ROM Site Into Oblivion

Nintendo filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the site RomUniverse, looking for millions of dollars after accusing the site of “brazen and mass scale infringement”.

Sometimes, when Nintendo sets its lawyers on a site, it can be contentious, because the targets are small fan-run operations hosting retro releases that it can be argued are doing a better job of game conservation than major publishers, as was the case last year with EmuParadise.

And sometimes, as in RomUniverse’s case, a site is simply listing Nintendo Switch roms right out in the open.

As Polygon reports, not only is RomUniverse hosting pirated copies of current releases, but the site is charging $45 memberships granting faster access to these files.

Nintendo is asking for “$US150,000 ($218,586) for each copyright infringement, and up to $US2 ($3) million for each trademark infringement”. RomUniverse is advertising that it has 60,000 roms available for download, so that’s going to add up to quite a lot.


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    *clicks on link ready to rant aboutrom sites often provide the only viable way to play lost classics and how they are important communities that spend thousands of unpaid hours preserving video game history.

    *Reads what the site is actually hosting and that they are charging for it

    Yeah, screw that site, I hope Nintendo does sue them into oblivion

      "Hey, Nintendo. Maybe if you put more than 12 old games on your online sto--- oh. Yeah, fair enough. Fire away."

      $45 memberships granting faster access to these files
      They aren't really charging for downloads, just to speed it up. No different from the many other hosting sites out there.

      rom sites often provide the only viable way to play lost classics and how they are important communities that spend thousands of unpaid hours preserving video game history
      This is an incredibly valid and important truth.

    I really need to make sure I finish my Ninty sets before it becomes too hard to do.

      Hahaha! Have been thinking exactly the same thing!

    I would imagine that using torrents might be a better way... but I don’t really know

      I really don't know either..
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